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Dec 21, 2012 4:00am PST
vacation to hawaii because of the ongoing stalemate. nick ratner has the latest from capitol hill. >> reporter: in a stunning surprise, splits within house republican ranks forced speaker john boehner to cancel a planned vote on his tax cut bill. >> the house will call of the chair. >> reporter: in a statement, speaker boehner said his plan "b" tax bill did not have sufficient support to pass. the speaker said, it's now up to the president to avert the fiscal cliff. boehner, earlier, had said he hoped to revive stalled white house negotiations. >> the president and i are going to have to work together to solve those challenges. >> reporter: many house republicans told party leaders they would not support a bill that violated their no tax hike pledge to raise tax rate, even on millionaires. senators have been told to plan on being back in washington two days after christmas, in an effort to keep the country from going off the fiscal cliff. nick ratner, abc news, at the capitol. >>> and the impact of the impasse is already being felt around the world this morning. all of asia's majo
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Dec 22, 2012 5:30pm PST
into vacation mode. he went golfing today in hawaii. white house officials told me that staff from both sides are talking through e-mail and phone calls and will through the next couple of days. we expect congress to come back on thursday. no word, dan, on when the president comes back. as the days to the cliff continue to tick off. >> the stake so high for so many people. david kerley, thank you. >>> the other big fight in washington is gun control. with the final three victims from sandy hook elementary school buried today, the national rifle association has come out to say that the real problem isn't guns but instead violent video games, so, we wanted to know, is there really a connection between virtual violence and real-world violence? abc's neal karlinsky got some answers. >> reporter: thomas pantig and stephan lloyd are typical of many in their generation. good jobs by day, obsessed with a violent, so-called first person shooter called call of duty when they get home. but is this just good fun, or is an entire generation being trained and desensitized to the act of shooting people? >>
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Dec 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
. thank you. >>> speaking of president obama, he attended the burial today of long-time hawaii senator, daniel inouye. it was a 19-gun salute when the senator's coffin arrived at the national memorial cemetery of the pacific. senator inouye was the first japanese american elected to both houses of congress. he was also the second longest serving senator in american history. he was 88 years old. >> the other big story we're following tonight, with a third of all americans traveling for the holidays, meteorologists are now worried about what could be the nightmare after christmas. two new storms are moving in. we'll get the forecast in a moment, but first here's abc's john schriffen with the mess the weather is already creating. >> reporter: it's the christmas trip turned nightmare for drivers on the east and west coast. in northern california with more snow expected to blanket the sierra mountains tonight, cars are having trouble just staying on the road. >> the roads are pretty bad. there's a lot of spinouts further east. there's going to be chain control for the next two days at least
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
and spending cuts due to take affect next week. here he is living -- leaving hawaii today. the senate is due to meet tomorrow. the house, no plans to convene and no fiscal cliff negotiations have been scheduled. >> and taxpayers facing uncertainty as we head into the new year with the government on the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> for many of us, strategize might not apply this year. >> this is a different year, and there is unknown fate of two popular tax deductions for middle class. deductions for chairitable contribution asks and for home mortgages. when it comes to year end finances old rules may not add up this year. >> it's very difficult to do any type of tax planning and advising because nobody knows what is going to happen. >> much uncertainty centers around whether the united states is about to fall off that fiscal cliff. if that happens would it mean the end of the tear tax cuts. most believe taxes will go up next year. >> one of the things now is that people are advising people to get out of high dividend funds and move into tax exempt bonds that won't be taxed. >> the current ne
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Dec 27, 2012 4:00am PST
this morning. the president cut short his christmas vacation in hawaii to get back to washington. congress will also be in session today, amid fading hope that a deal could be reached by the new year. no agreement would mean deep spending cuts and historic tax hikes for virtually every american. >>> officials in newtown have a message for people who want to send gifts to the grief-stricken town. please don't. they say gifts, from school supplies to artwork, have arrived in such numbers, they overwhelmed the small community's ability to process them. a fund established after the shooting to support newtown has grown to $3.5 million. >>> meanwhile, hundreds of schoolteachers plan to attend firearms training today in salt lake city. the 200 teachers come from districts across utah. they have volunteered for the concealed weapons training. it's offered every year. organizers say in past years, only a few dozen teachers attended the training. they're expecting an overflow crowd because of this month's tragedy in newtown, connecticut. >>> the two firefighters hurt in that deadly shooting near ro
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
to washington from hawaii to try to reach a deal to avoid fiscal cliff. 8president boarded air be arriving around 8:45 our time this morning. the president cut short his holiday vacation. democrats and republicansqló hae four days to reach a+%sxç deal before mandatory budget cuts and tax increases kick in on >>> netflix wants to get into the social networking game. >> new ceo of yahoo plans to make appearance at upcoming electronics show in las vegas. >>> goodÚç morning ellen. >>> good morning. the big consumer electronics of -- marissa mayer, a lot of hope she is expected to be there. she is an ing partiesanaÑ, one-on-one meetings trying -- trying to reestablish the sometimes rocky relationship that yahoo has had with 17 minutes into the trading session little change, we are seeing gains, for the dow, for the nasdaq as well as s&p. bloomberg index has been in the negative since we opened, a lot of wait and see about what is going to happen now that the president and congress are returning to washington today to deal with fukushima daiichi -- to deal with the fiscal omq= cliff issu.
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Dec 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> the president return forward a last minute push before leaving on vacation in hawaii. he had separate phone conversations but it isn't clear talks helped. >> hopefully there is time for an agreement of some kind. >> washington's failure threatens to undermine the fragile economic recovery. americans face big tax hikes on newer's day. and treasury department warns the dopt will be soon unable to pay bills, the treasury says we're about to bump into that debt ceiling. it's not looking great. a way to calculate how much you'll have to pay if we go over the cliff. the fiscal cliff tax calculator. we've got it and will show you how to use it at 6:00. >> thank you. a work work -- new york woman accused of trying to scam donors by posing as a relative of one of the children killed in that elementary school. she's charged with lying to fbi agents this, is video of her leaving court. prosecutor says she used the facebook account, telephone calls to ask for donations for what she called a funeral fund. alba denied accusations when contacted by the fbi. 20 children and six adults were killed in decemb
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Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
, senator. >> reporter: but to swear in a new democratic senator from hawaii. a vote the white house will need if the senate ever gets around to voting on a plan to avert the fiscal cliff. in the house, even less going on. the only hopeful words, from the house chaplain, looking for some divine help. >> as this chamber lies silent, still, we pray for hope. >> reporter: without agreement soon, nearly everybody takes a hit. a schoolteacher with two kids and a salary of $43,000, for example, will face a tax hike of more than $3,000. members of congress helped get us into this mess and they'll pay, too. with incomes of $174,000, they'll pay some $7,500 more in taxes. as for the super rich? well, consider basketball phenom lebron james. he makes about $53 million. he could see his taxes go up by more than $2.4 million next year alone. and it's not just taxes. on january 1st, unemployment benefits expire for some 2 million people. and we've just learned the president will meet tomorrow at the white house with congressional leaders. one last ditch effort to get something done, david. >> jon
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
people. >> reporter: president obama flew home early from his hawaii vacation yesterday. speaker boehner called the house back into town for an unusual sunday session. but members of congress understand the 11th-hour actions may not be enough to appease the public. >> the american people have a right to be very upset with this congress. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff would bring massive tax increases and deep spending cuts. the treasury department would have trouble paying its bills. many economists worry the financial woes would plunge the u.s. back into a recession. just one possible effect of the fiscal cliff. milk prices could spike $2 or $3 a gallon, because farm programs will expire at the end of the year. some are calling that dairy cliff. live in new york, wendy gillette. >> wendy gillette in new york. thank you. >>> the country has lost one of its great warriors. tributes are pouring in this morning for retired general norman schwarzkopf. the general died yesterday in tampa after a battle with pneumonia. schwarzkopf commanded "operation desert storm" that drove iraqi forces from
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Dec 13, 2012 7:00am PST
portland this weekend and moving to hawaii. >> this is the last thing i expected. especially from him. he was just too sweet. never mean to anybody. ever. everybody loved him. >> reporter: police have no motive, but they also have no doubt. they say roberts carried out his shooting spree alone, with a stolen assault rifle. among the dead, 54-year-old hospice nurse, cindy ann yuille, who was christmas shopping. this woman a complete stranger, stayed with her and performed cpr. >> she died with dignity. and she did not die alone. >> reporter: 45-year-old steven forsyth, a father of two, was also killed. but 15-year-old kristina shevchenko was shot in the chest and survived. amazingly, her second brush with death in less than a year, after being injured in a head-on car crash in august. >> it's clear to me, she's a very brave young woman. >> reporter: that lucky young lady is listed in serious condition right now. she is expected to recover. just remarkable this whole thing wasn't so much worse. meanwhile, back here at the mall, shop owners are beginning to wonder when they can reopen, durin
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am PST
. show me the money. missouri, just $2.95. most expensive is in hawaii. a significant development, josh. for the first time this year, gas is under $4 per gallon in all 50 states. and that's a little bit of relief, considering this is going to be the worst holiday traffic season on record in six years. a little bit of a break for our wallets. >> as we just heard, paula, thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, he's been called the giant of the senate and a true american hero. tributes pouring in for hawaii senator daniel inouye. he won the medal of honor for bravery in world war ii and then overcame racial prejudice to become the first japanese-american in congress. he went on to serve 50 distinguished years in the senate. a fellow hawaiian, president obama, tweeted this. aloha, danny. senator daniel inouye died monday. he was 88 years old. >>> and hazing charges are being filed after the death of a freshman student at northern illinois university. police say 19-year-old david bogenberger was forced to drink during a party at the pi kappa alpha fraternity house. his blood-alcohol level, five
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
. but president obama is cutting short his christmas vacation. he is leaving hawaii tonight, so that he can be back in washington when congress reconvenes tomorrow. and they can try once again to negotiate a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff by the end of the year. just about every american family will see their taxes increase on january 1 unless a deal is reached. but lawmakers are expressing very little optimism so far. meantime, the president spent christmas in hawaii, visiting a local marine base, thanking more than 100 troops and their families for their service. >>> and this morning, the taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing at a major u.s. base in eastern afghanistan. three afghans, including a guard at camp chatman were killed in today's explosion. >>> and back here at home, former major league baseball player andruw jones is free on bond this morning. he was arrested near atlanta early christmas morning on a battery charge, after police responded to a call about a domestic dispute with his wife. >>> and netflix, they are apologizing for a christmas outage in its vid
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
, cutting his hawaii vacation short because of the looming fiscal cliff deadline. it is now just five days away. is there any movement on either side? how many more times can we ask this question of abc chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl, joining us this morning. dare i ask, where we stand this morning? >> reporter: good news and bad news. the president's coming back to washington. the senate's coming back. they're ready to strike a deal. the bad news, josh, no progress whatsoever. and, in fact, the treasury department said that the government on monday will hit the limit of how much money we can borrow to run the government. they're going to do some extraordinary measures to keep us going until february. but things look grim. the one sliver of good news i can say on the substance is, the speaker's office tells me this morning there has been contact between the speaker of the house and the president, at least on the staff level. and they won't say whether or not the two men actually spoke. >> contact. hazahs all around. we heard a lot about taxes that will increase. what do we
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >> with storms we've had since last week two, places have been hit hardest. north bay ask santa cruz mountains. let's check in now with the santa cruz mountains. >> right. though it did not rain hard all day, rain, wet weather is persistent. hills are of course, saturated. so we got a new problem here in the santa cruz mountains today, but first let's give you[ylh good news. take a look at the video. after hard work strin hill road is reopened to one lane of traffic. half of the road slipped away in the next series of storms, crews worked in the rain finishing off repairs to get this popular artery reopened. it was a three day project utilizing, get this, eight tons of k rail and 11 steel plates. widening the road for one lane traffic. >> i'm please with the progress they're making. i was doing it quickly. it's -- this is a, you know major way for us
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Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
created an outreach program and brought latin consult tower hawaii and got a lesson in hawaiian tradition. >> we need to do a better job of integrating people and getting them to talk to each other. >> the group, united states artist, have given eugene a $50,000 fellowship grant for artistic excellence. for their christmas show the parking lot will be turned into a little bethlehem. in san pablo, abc7 news. >>> wal-mart is sponsoring an easy way for you to play santa claus and help hundreds of bay area low income kids this holiday season. today participating wal-mart stores are hosting a fill the truck toy drive in conjunction with the salvation army. they will be there to accept donations for the one-day toy drive. as we get closer to christmas, all toys collected will be distributed in the bay area by the salvation army. also mark your calendars for the abc7 share your holiday food drive. it's next wednesday, december 12th. meet the abc7 news team as we broadcast live from around the bay area, taking your donations for local food banks. for more information and the location nearest you,
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Dec 8, 2012 8:00am PST
is on the latest cd. they brought latin culture to hawaii and got a lesson in hawaiian tradition. >> we need to do a much better job to get people to talk to each other. >> it's because of his dedication that the artist group is giving eugene a $50,000 scholarship grant. >> for the christmas show this parking lot will be turned into a little bethlehem. there be music and fun on december 15th. >> katie: wal-mart is sponsoring an easy way for you to play santa claus and help low income kids in holiday season. today participating stores will have a toy drive. they are accepting donations for one day toy drive. as we get closer to christmas the toys will be distributed by salvation army. >> mark your calendars for this event. share your holiday food drive. it's next wednesday, december 12th, you can meet the abc news team as we broadcast live from around the bay area taking donations for local food banks. for more information and location nearest you go to abc7news.com/community. >> coming up next. the festival of lights begins. where you can see the lighting of the >> katie: holiday lights take cente
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Dec 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >> mike: warriors on a road trip and with tonight's win in washington they won their first three away from hole. david lee and steph curry warming up. has a hot hand with 22. but a scary moment in the fourth. curry gets his left knee knocked. he would come up limping. breathe easty, he did come back later in the game. a strong performance by clay thompson. 23 points, warriors up six. david lee with back-to-back double-doubles, 24 points, 17 rebounds. so solid. 101-9 7 the final. first time they've won the first three games on a road trip since 2003. >> manny pacquiao and marquez fought three times. marquez felt like he was jobbed in the last fight by the judges and took it ounce on pacquiao in vegas. third round, marquez catches pacquiao with a huge right hand. his goes down. and juan manuel came to fight. many returns the favor in the fifth. catches marquez. he staggers-didn't go dow
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Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >>> here is a look at what is trending now on yahoo. the oldest son of former alaska governor filed for divorce. and sesame street aired an episode dealing with the issue of divorce. and chris christie's weight. the new jersey governor says he's fit enough to be in the white house in response to a question abc barbara walters asked about his weight. >> pope benedict blessed his followers today saying in his stweet, dear friends i am pleased to get in touch with you through twitter thank you for your generous response. i blegs all of you from my heart. the pope sent out the tweet on an ipad. the pope has several different twitter accounts, niche a different language. his english account has 670,000 followers. >> former president george w. bush and wife, laura going to be grandparents. jenn
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Dec 13, 2012 5:00am PST
belongings and say he was moving to hawaii. she has no idea what set him off. police trying to find a motive. >>> fire 'em! that's what the governor told caltrans to do with a private firm hired to promote the new bay bridge caltrans agreed to spend 9.8 million dollars to bring in outside pr people. the chronicle reports the governor's office was embarrassed because the high cost would look improper, given the states -- given the state's financial woes. >>> bad news if you are thinking of drying anywhere this winter season especially if you are renting a car. >> here's jane king. >>> good morning. we may be past the worst of the foreclosure problem but not out of woods yet. forelow sure starts fell 28% in november from a -- years ago. bank repo sessions jumped for the -- time in two years. more --. [ unintelligible ] >>> new pricing plan from american airlines. you still have to pay for checked bags and $150 fee if you change reservation. higher fares and tough economy have more people traveling by car. that means if you are traveling over the holidays, get ready for ugly jams. aaa forecasti
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Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
force one for a holiday in hawaii. first family just arrived a few hours ago. they recorded their holiday address from the white house. the theme -- joy to all including the joy of giving, the joy of service and joy of homecoming. >> here that is true for military families. you see the war in iraq is over. transition in afghanistan is under way and our heroes are coming home. all across america, their families are reunited. this week let's give thanks to our veterans and their families. let's say a prayer for all our troops especially those in afghanistan. >> our military families sacrifice so much on our half and we believe we should serve them as well as they serve our country. >> republican holiday winner given by john boehner said both parties can come together for an deficit cutting agreement. >>> st. anthony's foundation in san francisco is holding a drive. curbside drive will start at 9:00 at st. anthony's which is locked at golden gate avenue and jones street. then at 10:00 meals were be served to 3,000 people. at 11:00, donation delivery of scarves takes place. >> g
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Dec 22, 2012 6:00am PST
obama and his family have stepped off air force one for a holiday in hawaii. first family arrived there a couple hours ago. before they left they recorded their holiday address from the white house. the theme -- joy to all including the joy of giving. >> here that is especially true for some of our military families. the war in iraq is over. the transition in afghanistan is under way. after a decade of war, our heroes are coming home. all across america, their families are reunited. for this week, let's give thanks to our veterans and families. let's say a prayer for all our troops especially those in afghanistan. >> our military families sacrifice so much on our behalf. we believe we should serve them as well as they serve this country. >> the republican holiday wish given by john boehner is that both parties can come together and form a deficit cutting agreement that protects families and small businesses. >>> if you had a chance to talk to president obama, what would you ask him? students from schools around the bay area are writing him letters sharing hopes for the future. edu
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Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
the field, win 85-53. usf facing san diego state in hawaii. dons off to a good start. but it ended quickly. san diego state lit them up for 33 points, san diego state 10-1, dons fall, 88-58 the final. this sports report brought to you by river rock casino. see you tomorrow at 5:00. >> leigh: let's go to live doppler 7hd, you can see the new batch of moisture just developing off the coast. that's in the next storm due in here tomorrow morning. it's going to be wet and windy throughout the morning hours. partial clearing, north bay to south bay, monday, crimes -- christmas heave, -- christmas eve is dry. there are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people--psychopaths and mystery writers. i'm the kind that pays better. who am i? i'm rick castle. castle. castle. i really am ruggedly handsome, aren't i? every writer needs inspiration,
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Dec 23, 2012 2:00am PST
. cal shot 50% from the field, win 85-53. usf facing san diego state in hawaii. dons off to a good start. but it ended quickly. san diego state lit them up for 33 points, san diego state 10-1, dons fall, 88-58 the final. this sports report brought to you by river rock casino. see you tomorrow at 5:00. >> leigh: let's go to live doppler 7hd, you can see the new batch of moisture just developing off the coast. that's in the next storm due in here tomorrow morning. it's going to be wet and windy throughout the morning hours. partial clearing, north bay to south bay, monday, crimes -- christmas heave, -- christmas eve is dry. >> announcer: the following is a paid presentation for the nutribullet, brought to you by nutribullet, llc. [♪...] >> ...my muscle aches, my backaches really started to decrease significantly in one week. >> the first night that i actually used the nutribullet, i actually slept really well. that was exciting. that was phenomenal. >> the bad cholesterol, which was 290, went down to 190. >> the changes that i saw in myself and my family were just amazing. >> announcer:
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Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
the field and win it 85-53. >> usf facing san diego state in hawaii. off to a good start. dickerson with three of the team leading 15 but the vacation quickly ended. let up by taply. 33 points on the afternoon. san diego state now 10-1. dons drop to 5-5. 80-58 that final. later we will have highlights for you tonight at 5:00 and niners and seattle up in seattle tonight at 5:20. i'm mike shumann. have a great day. >> coming up next, more storm watch coverage. travelers seeing delays because of the weather. abc 7 news reporter nick smith will have a live report. we will give you the latest conditions and tell you what the coastal communities can expect today right after the break. >>> the latest storm is pounding the bay area right now. let's go to our meteorologist lisa. good morning, carolyn. a flood warning up in the north bay for sonoma county near petaluma. a look outside from the emeryville camera and looking at a wind advisory through early afternoon as the strong cold front is getting enhanced as it it pushes along the coast right now. so the yellows you are seeing from the pe
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
remains in hawaii for christmas, says he will cut his vacation short to try and hammer out a deal. negotiations returned to square one last week after boehner failed to get support for his own plan. some say it is likely last minute negotiations will force them to stay on capitol hill on new year's eve. >>> 6:17. let's find out what the weather going to be looking like. >> today dry for sure. one whole day, maybe half a day tomorrow. >> thank you. >> that's a giving spirit, isn't it? clear look from sutro tower towards the east bay hills, doppler still spinning waiting for that next storm to come from the wet tomorrow, right now it is quiet and that is good except for the fog forming. russian river still have a flood watch for this at guerneville, going to peak at 5 o'clock tonight, a little over 30 feet, flood stage -- flood stage 32, good news in napa the river has ed peaked last night now starting to -- to fall and will continue to fall still in yellow where there's concern through the early evening hours today many once we get past that our next system has such little rain the
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >> carolyn: big box stores have been inundated with shopper is and some are staying open until 10:00 tonight. >> dan: a lot of men are waiting for the last minute. many mom and pop businesses are doing pretty well. >> carolyn: lyanne melendez is live with that side of the story for us. >> reporter: i have to say guys it's kind of convenient for people like us that work late that some of these stores remain open. in fact, a friend of mine posted on her account, facebook account for her friends, save up to 50% on christmas gifts, last minute sale. despite the last minute frenzy, mom and pop shops are doing pretty well. >> they don't try to go head to head with the big chain stores. >> you don't competed witness and you stay open later for the customers. >> reporter: here is what many of indie retailers have. for st
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Dec 27, 2012 5:00am PST
realized for starting that fight. >>> happening now president obama heading back to washington from hawaii to try to reach a deal about the so-called fiscal cliff he boarded air force one overnight and will be aliveing at andrews in maryland 8:45 our time this morning he cut short his vacation, democrats and republicans have four days to reach a deal before mandatory budget cuts and tax increases kick in january 1st. >>> at least 200 teachers will get concealed weapons training in utah today, overflow crowds are expected when gun rights advocates waive usual fee for teachers. the training tolls the shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. gun groups believe teachers can act more quickly than law enforcement in those critical first minutes to protect children. >>> gun buy-back event in los angeles is being called a huge success, you can see why. people in their cars lined up for miles yesterday to turn in their firearms. event is held once a year and takes place in the spring, the mayor moved it up to take advantage of the outrage over the connecticut school massacre, the city gave away up
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
early from his hawaii vacation yesterday. speaker boehner call the house back into town for an unusual sunday session. members of congress understand the 11th hour acts may not be enough to appease the public. >> the american people have a right to be very upset with this congress. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff would bring massive tax increases and deep spending cuts. treasury department would have trouble paying its bills. many worry the financial woes would plunge the u.s. back into a recession. within possible effect of the fiscal cliff/fro, -- milk prices could spike two or three dollars a gallon because farm -- some are calling that dairy cliff. >>> 6:17. mike here tracking light rain.i. l >> i'd like to. >> here's mike with the weather. >>> thank you, hope you are having a great friday morning dry sky over san francisco from the east to sutro tower. light rain showing up off the sonoma county coast,oo8Ñ let's zoom down and show you highway 1 from to inverness looks like it is raining but not reaching the ground. sprinkles possible during the as air mass start to moisten under th
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Dec 1, 2012 4:00am PST
in hawaii. it happened 250 yards from shore. and the victim said the shark's head was two feet wide, with his leg caught in the shark's jaws. ron is back with this story. he's one lucky guy. >> this is a harrowing tale about a man who got away from the fish. but the fish believed to be a very dangerous tiger shark, that seemingly appeared out of nowhere. and pounced on the man snorkeling off the coast of maui. >> it didn't hurt so much. it was mostly just fear of a second attack. >> reporter: from his hospital bed, tom kennedy was able to describe his close encounter with a shark just hours earlier. one that could have cost him his life. >> i kept watching behind because i was, obviously, concerned, he might come back again. >> reporter: around 9:30 monday morning, the 60-year-old was snorkeling with friends off the coast of maui. suddenly, without any warning, experts say what appeared to be a ten-foot-long tiger shark, attacked him, bit him on his leg. >> released me. i started swimming as fast as i could. as i went further, i started to bleed. and i could see i was trailing blood
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Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
and with transparency. >>> an oregon man is recovering from a shark attack in hawaii while authorities are trying to decide whether to reopen about two miles of beach. he was snorkeling on maui when the shark attacked him about 200 yards offshore. he suffered cuts on his leg and thigh and was rescued by hive guards. he knew the shark was about two feet wide but didn't know what type of shark it was that attacked him. >> we will start an assessment and have all the different agencies get together and they will make a determination as to when exactly to open the waters again. >> the attack took place near the central resort of kehe on the south side of nowry. >>> the teenager who was denied an eagle scout award because he was gay will be honored by officials on monday. he spent ten years working toward the award and last year scout officials said ryan violated the anti-gay policy. on monday he will be honored at the opening session of the state assembly. >>> new details this morning on a peregrine falcon that was shot on thanksgiving day in watsonville. on monday the wildlife experts told us the fa
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Dec 1, 2012 8:00am PST
attack in hawaii. the 61-year-old tourist was swimming on maui. he was 200 yards offshore. he suffered cuts on his legs and thigh and was taken to the hospital. he told a state biologist the shark's head was about two feet wide. >> the estimate of the size of the head and coloration and shape, i'm not an expert but his guess it was a tiger shark perhaps. >> the attack occurred on the south side of maui. >> as the storms move through the bay area, viewers have been sending in in their photos. this image shows a tree that fell in the backyard of a house in south san francisco. another viewer sent us this beautiful picture of a full rainbow over the golden gate bridge. e-mail your photos to us. lots of examples of wild and interesting weather over the past few days. >> we have had significant breaks. it really has helped us out. even flood warnings and flood watch locally, light rain right now, this is golden gate bridge. we are looking still several hours away until we get into the heaviest of rain. it's a mess si day out there. windy conditions and fog but still very heavy rain to come.
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Dec 1, 2012 4:00pm PST
residents. >> an oregon man is recovering from a shark attack in hawaii. while authorities decide whether to re-open two miles of beach. the 61-year-old tourist was snorkeling on maui when a shark attacked 200 yards offshore. he was taken to a hospital after being treat bid lifeguards. he told the state biologist the shark's head was about two feet wide. >> the estimate of the size of the head, the coloration and the shape, and i'm certainly not an expert but his guess, is it was a tiger shark. >> the attack happened on the south side of the island. >> robbers caught on tape. ahead, a look at their heist at a victoria's secret store. >> that dog is a loire -- hero. >> what that the dog did that has the family amazed and relieved. >> live doppler 7hd picking up rain north of the golden gate bridge this hour. it's going to be nasty tomorrow as storm number three hits. we'll take a look at the timing, 1ñ ñ keep you up to date on all >> ama: police in san diego are looking for a pair of panty thieves, surveillance video shows the men stealing hundreds of pairs of underwear. they just put th
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Dec 7, 2012 1:00am PST
a white guy. so help me god. >> if you want a white president, i've got a polo-wearing, hawaii-living, home beer brewing, league bowling guy for you. barry obama. he's just white. paid for by chris rock the vote. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: he makes a good point. back to the hurricane. you know, most of the national focus has been on new jersey and new york, but it affected a lot of cities along the east coast. this clip comes to us from providence, rhode island. three counties in rhode island are asking for federal disaster relief. they got hit pretty hard, but not hard enough to blow out the birthday candles at the local nbc affiliate there. they have a regular segment on the news called first birthdays where proud parents sent their newborns' names in to be read on the air. watch this. keep in mind. this happened on monday, during the hurricane. >> we can't forget first birthdays. let's pass some greetings along. happy first birthday, dawn keibals. >> jimmy: let's look at the names, if we could. ijaz fahted. egyptian name. and the other is dawn keibals. [ applause ] da
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Dec 8, 2012 12:00am PST
for those of you who live in non-powerball states of california, alabama, alaska, hawaii, mississippi, nevada, utah and wyoming. but still want to play, well, here's what you do. >> how to feel like you're playing powerball if your state doesn't have it, with guillermo. okay, first, write your favorite numbers. and then, get your numbers and some money. and put them in the garbage disposal like this. that's where your money goes! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: isn't that great? thank you, guillermo. [ applause ] starbucks has just introduced its most expensive cup of coffee ever. it's priced at $7 a cup. which might sound like a lot but you're also paying for the ambience of a homeless guy taking a shower in the bathroom sink. et cetera. starbucks said it is worth $7 because it's made from a rare variety of beans that are very hard to grow. by the way, if you threw an elbow at an old lady's head to buy a discounted blu-ray player this weekend, you are not allowed to buy this cup of coffee. i forbid it. a $7 cup of coffee. i feel like this is a test to find out how stupid we are. while it is r
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Dec 20, 2012 1:40am PST
's plate is full, that's for sure. >>> well, public good-byes began in washington for hawaii senator daniel inouye, who died this week. his body will lie in state in the capital rotunda today. his final journey to hawaii will take place this weekend with a sunday service at the national memorial cemetery of the pacific. he represented hawaii in the senate for half a century. >>> also on capitol hill, with talks on how to avoid the fiscal cliff now at an impasse, the house votes today on what republicans are calling "plan b." that's house speaker boehner's proposal that will raise taxes on people making more than $1 million. it's a plan that's already drawn a veto threat from the white house. even if it passes the house today, democrats say it will not pass the senate. the stalemate has both sides once again expressing some frustration. >> i hope the president will get serious soon about providing and working with us on a balanced approach. >> what i wouldn't do was hurt vulnerable families, only to pay for a tax cut for somebody like me. >> despite those sharpening barbs, both sides say neg
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Dec 26, 2012 2:40am PST
than originally planned. mr. obama and the first lady traveled to a marine base in hawaii yesterday to visit with service members and their families. tonight, the president will make the long flight back to washington to resume negotiations to avoid that fiscal cliff. congress will also be returning on thursday, and we will finally see if they can come together and make an agreement. >> and the clock is ticking. we are now just days away. and the one thing that we off forget, this fiscal cliff, this isn't some small cliff we're talking about. this is like road runner, wylie coyote way off that cliff. you come off that cliff, it is a long way down. there are serious consequences for all of us. >> spending cuts, taxes raised across the board. and the president was hoping that everyone could cool off, drink of eggnog, spend time with the family and when you get back to washington on thursday, let's hammer it out. but a lot of people are saying it doesn't look like it may happen at all. >> a lot of people will be celebrating on new years. when we wake up january 1, there might be a lot
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Dec 11, 2012 1:40am PST
anchoring the news in honolulu, hawaii. distance involved, roughly 6,000 miles. my deadline to get the pie to her, 24 hours. cranberry apple, that's what went into the fedex box. for precious or fragile items, best to leave the packaging to the professionals. and our pie is out the door. for the next few hours, you see that purple line? that's our pie on its journey. headed from memphis, tennessee. why memphis? well, look at this place. this is fedex's global super hub, which at more than 800 acres, feels more like a military base than a shipping facility. and with christmas approaching, it's a military base that's gearing up for battle. let's check in on our pie, which they were kind enough to track just for us. it's coming in for a landing soon. so out on the tarmac where it's nonstop on the runways. then our pie is safely on the ground. normally it would be in one of these shipping containers. where is your pie? >> we have your pie right here. >> reporter: for now it's being carried so we can track it through our next stop. they call this the matrix. >> if you stand here 15 minutes, you
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Dec 27, 2012 1:40am PST
and their daughters are staying in hawaii. >> the first couple sat down with our very own barbara walters before their vacation. we pick up their conversation with talk about their family. >> i want to talk a bit about the girls. we've been watching them grow up from little girls to young ladies. malia recently got her first cell phone. do you monitor it and see who she calls or who she texts? >> i give my daughter, at this age, i give her a long rope. and there is monitoring, because we have rules. but monitoring may be, you never know when i'm going to walk in your room and i'm going to definitely ask you, who are you talking to? and are you talking about school work? >> and they're not very good at lying. we joke sometimes about how malia is getting to the age now, boys start calling and sort of -- i always talk about how one of the main incentives for running again was continuing secret service protection. >> mr. president, mrs. obama, there is a photograph of you that became viral. became the most shared photograph in the history of twitter. how do you keep the fire going? >> that's a good
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
since 2006. now, prices rose in 45 states, led by a 21% jump in arizona and a 13% rise in hawaii. and according to the national association of realtors, they say the number of homes available right now, the lowest level in ten years. these are great numbers, josh, that's helping to increase demand along with historically low mortgage rates. finally some good news. >> some cautious optimism to be sure. bianna, thank you for that. >>> a major headline overnight for anyone who takes aspirin to protect their heart. a study out this morning finds that aspirin that is specially coated to protect against stomach irritation may not have the same benefits as the regular, uncoated pill. researchers found the coating may obscure the heart-healthy benefits of the drug. and what's more, researchers say that coating does little or nothing to actually protect your stomach. >>> overseas, the president of egypt, a key ally in the increasingly volatile middle east, has returned to the presidential palace this morning. he fled tuesday, as a mob of some 10,000 protesters swarmed outside, throwing ch
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Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
together, the two sides seem to be literally moving further apart. the president in hawaii for the holiday, congress left the capital with no deal in sight. jon karl is in washington. they needed to get it done before new year's to see this thing get done. has the time to have that happen already passed? >> well, it's getting -- there's not much hope out there. i gotta tell you. just over a week left, josh. and the speaker of the house and the president did not even speak over the weekend. the last time they had a conversation was a brief phone conversation on friday. no signs of progress on anything since then. there wasn't much before, as you know. now the white house is looking at a fallback plan. just a stop-gap bill they're hoping congress would do that would delay the tax increases on people making over $250,000 from going into effect. it would extend unemployment benefits and delay spending cuts going into effect on january 1st. even accomplishing that will be difficult. congress comes back two days after christmas. that gives them four dice come to an agreement and pass something.
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
. the couple is in hawaii on vacation with their 7-month-old daughter, maxwell drew. jessica's sister, ashlee, and nephew, bronx, were there, too. >>> and finally, a big headline from our friends at disney's club penguin. the annual coins for change program is in full swing on wednesday. it's on target to be the game's biggest charity drive success ever. millions of kids around the world are donating the in-game virtual money to determine where club penguin will make its annual million-dollar donation. club penguin has almost 200 million online players and has donated over $9 million to charities around the world through the coins for change program. >> that's really great. >> to find out how to donate, and be a part of the game, log on to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!. continuing that spirit of giving this holiday season. >> very nice, very nice. >>> and time for our "pop quiz." what was spotify's most viral song approaching the so-called "mayan apocalypse"? >> "the end of the world as we know it "? >> maybe. we'll see. >> i knew the song. i thought -- no, no, no. >> you're so hip. >> not
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Dec 28, 2012 1:40am PST
to washington for a last-minute push before leaving vacation in hawaii, he had separate phone conversations with congressional leaders. but it's not clear the talks helped. house republican leaders say they'll take action on whatever bill the senate can pass. but the senate must act first. brandi and muhammad? >> thank you. oh, to be a fly on the wall today in that meeting when it all happens. >> we've been talking all week about this going down to the deadline. i mean, we are right at that deadline. this is going to be a photo finish. i mean, if this was a race -- >> and if the house ends up adjourning, it usually takes 48 hours to be called back. so the timing is really key here. whatever happens today could be the deciding factor. >> a lot of it comes down to who is going to blink first. >> if either side even does. >>> also making headlines today, retired general norman schwarzcopf has died from pneumonia. known as stormin' norman, schwarzkopf commanded the u.s. led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. president obama was among those praising
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